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Dish with rocks, flowers, and birds

Date:
1710–30
Culture:
Japanese, for European market
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamels under transparent glaze (Hizen ware; Imari type)
Dimensions:
Diameter: 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain-Export
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.268.66
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
The dense Imari-style patterns on this dish embed numerous reworkings of traditional bird-and-flower motifs drawn from Asian textile and painting traditions. These frame a more conventional arrangement of bird, rock, and tree at water's edge that is Chinese inspired.
Inscription: Sticker on underside: The Antique Porcelain Company....
Hans Syz (until d. 1991; to his sons, John and Stephan) ; by descent, John D. Syz ; and Stephan B. Syz (1991–95; to MMA)
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